In-Person Workshops

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Workshops: In-Person
Type Title Instructor Summary Status
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 9:30 PM
Billy Ola Hutchinson

Hand lettering for all, even those with the shakiest of handwriting! Ease into the art of calligraphy with this beginning class in penmanship, letter formation, layout techniques, and calligraphic processes and materials.

Closed
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, January 30, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, February 3, 2023, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Our Bookbinding Core Certificate Program introduces students to four different binding models, leading them through the history and evolution of bookmaking.

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, February 4, 2023, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, February 11, 2023, 5:00 PM
Tim Svenonius

Imagine a personal history made up of maps and charts. What stories would yours tell? In this workshop you'll create a suite of maps, charts, and graphs to make your own autobiographical atlas.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, February 9, 2023, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, February 9, 2023, 9:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Students will be guided through the basics of creating faux postage (a.k.a “artist stamps”) using a variety of different mixed media techniques.

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 11, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 11, 2023, 5:30 PM
Brian Ferrett

Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 12, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 12, 2023, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

In this second Core Bookbinding class, students will create what most of us refer to as a hardbound book. In bookbinding terms, it is known as a case binding.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 12, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 12, 2023, 3:00 PM
Paula Gloistein

Get an introduction to letterpress printing on cylinder presses by creating personalized and original cards.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, February 13, 2023, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, February 13, 2023, 9:30 PM
Robin Weinert

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 3
Start: Saturday, February 18, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, February 20, 2023, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Explore the ethereal nature of parchment in this advanced bookbinding class.

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Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 18, 2023, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, February 18, 2023, 4:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Is your pasta machine taking up too much space in the kitchen? Move it to your studio instead and learn how to use it for printing small dry-point prints.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, February 23, 2023, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, February 23, 2023, 9:30 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

Dip your toes into the Middle Ages with this beginning calligraphy course that features the beautiful Uncial script. Get Medieval!

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 25, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 25, 2023, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

In this second Core Bookbinding class, students will create what most of us refer to as a hardbound book. In bookbinding terms, it is known as a case binding.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 25, 2023, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, February 25, 2023, 4:00 PM
Meri Brin

This class introduces Monotype, the only printmaking technique where the end result is a single unique print. Students will experiment and explore this technique while printing on a Vandercook press.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 26, 2023, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, February 26, 2023, 3:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

You may have heard of the Book of Rooms. Now find out how to make the deluxe version… a Book of Rooms and Chambers!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 6:00 PM
End: Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 9:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

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Binding Core Curriculum
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 4, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 5, 2023, 5:30 PM
Brian Lieske

Protect prints and books in elegant lift-top presentation boxes. In this class you will design and construct a custom lift-top box to your own specifications.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, March 4, 2023, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, March 5, 2023, 4:00 PM
Emily Martin

Learn paper puppet engineering from Emily Martin in this visiting artist workshop - this opportunity won't pop up again!

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 4
Start: Monday, March 6, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Thursday, March 9, 2023, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

The four class Cylinder Core Certificate Program allows students to quickly learn letterpress basics and become certified to rent studio time.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, March 9, 2023, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, March 9, 2023, 9:00 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Learn how to properly maintain a hand-fed Cylinder Proof Press, as well as how to adjust it so that it prints beautifully.

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 11, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 11, 2023, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Increase your letterpress versatility: learn to set up the press, refine your registration skills, and run an edition of your own small poster!

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 11, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 11, 2023, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

This introduction to leatherwork for bookbinding covers the tools and techniques commonly used in leather bookbinding today.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 12, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 12, 2023, 5:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

In centuries past, books were sometimes sewn onto cords and then laced into soft covers before being bound. In this class students will bind a book employing thick paper as a folded and laced wrapper.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 12, 2023, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, March 12, 2023, 3:00 PM
Latifat Apatira

In this unique mixed-media workshop, students will learn a printmaking technique that combines botanical printing and hand coloring to create charming, hand-pressed compositions.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, March 13, 2023, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, March 13, 2023, 9:30 PM
Robin Weinert

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 18, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 18, 2023, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

Second session added on March 20 - scroll down!

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Binding Core Curriculum
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 18, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 18, 2023, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

This, the first of our Core Bookbinding series, introduces students to the craft with the Coptic stitch, one of the earliest structures in binding.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 19, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 19, 2023, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Spend a day creating your own fun and versatile box that can be used as a shadow display box or a traditional puzzle box with beads.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 19, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 19, 2023, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

This marbling lab takes the art of traditional paper marbling to a new level by introducing metallics to the pigments normally used and experimenting with over-marbling techniques.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, March 20, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, March 20, 2023, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European marbling.

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, March 25, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 26, 2023, 5:30 PM
Rik Olson

Print illustrations like it's 1789! Learn to engrave a wood block for reproduction via letterpress or hand inking.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 25, 2023, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, March 25, 2023, 5:00 PM
Tim Svenonius

If you've taken the Versatile Paper Stencil class, you can further develop your skills in this hands-on, in-person workshop.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 26, 2023, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, March 26, 2023, 5:00 PM
Taun Relihan

Alchemy is more than just turning lead into gold. Trace the history of the process, learn about its applications and identify ways that you can use alchemical influences in your own art.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 26, 2023, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, March 26, 2023, 5:00 PM
Dorothy Yuki

Want to bind single sheets easily? Learn the Lark's Head Binding, it'll do the trick!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 6:00 PM
End: Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 9:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 1, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 1, 2023, 5:30 PM
Li Jiang

Experiment with analog ways of creating masks for polymer plates in lieu of digitally generated images -- add a handmade quality to your polymer plates without the aid of scanners and computers.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 2, 2023, 12:00 PM
End: Sunday, April 2, 2023, 5:00 PM
Brian Ferrett

Learn to print your own charming postcards on our small-format tabletop presses.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, April 6, 2023, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, April 6, 2023, 9:00 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Discover how to dampen paper, use bearers, and finesse rubber-and oil-based inks on Cylinder and Jobbing Platen Presses for better ink coverage and control.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, April 15, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 16, 2023, 4:30 PM
Dorothy Yuki

Explore the possibilities of making prints from flowers, plants, and other materials found in nature in this two-day workshop.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 15, 2023, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, April 15, 2023, 4:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

The accordion book is a versatile structure for artists of all mediums. Students will learn various tips and tricks for creating their own accordion books, and leave with a variety of samples to inspire future projects.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, April 17, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, April 21, 2023, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Our Bookbinding Core Certificate Program introduces students to four different binding models, leading them through the history and evolution of bookmaking.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, April 17, 2023, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, April 17, 2023, 9:30 PM
Robin Weinert

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 22, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 22, 2023, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Looking to create a book or album from individual sheets of paper? This binding structure has a bit of Victorian Era flair and uses book cloth to attach single pages for an album that lays flat when opened.

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 23, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 23, 2023, 5:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

Learn to print from photopolymer plates in this final Core course; walk away with a stack of stationery featuring digital artwork printed from polymer plates.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 23, 2023, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, April 23, 2023, 5:00 PM
Leigh McLellan

Colorful and fun, this method of decorating paper is easy to learn and the papers created can be used for many purposes.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 6:00 PM
End: Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 9:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, April 29, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 30, 2023, 5:30 PM
Clair Emma Smith

The final class in our Core Bookbinding series uses skills learned in each previous class to create a beautiful and classic rounded back cloth binding.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 29, 2023, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 29, 2023, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

Experiment with Sintra, a foam board that can be carved into with speed and ease yet yields printed results that are similar to that of lino or wood cuts.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 30, 2023, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, April 30, 2023, 5:00 PM
Kate Laster

Learn about the tender art of subtractive drawing that is papercut! What happens when we make images with razor sharp sweetness?

Open